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Old 07-01-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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New at this and was just wondering do you by food an drinks before you leave or when you get there. Just a little worried about stocking the fridge

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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We always stock up before we leave.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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We leave home with a stocked fridge and then resupply as needed wherever we are at.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:30 PM   #4
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Many times i have stopped at Wally World along the way. Pretty much everywhere we go we are going to pass one. Depending on timing (when we are leaving, time off work....) we might go the night before so we can get out of work and get to the campground ASAP. I plug my camper in at home so many condiments, drinks and other things stay right in my camper fridge for next time.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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Turn fridge on a couple days ahead of the trip then stock it up before you leave and run fridge off propane while you travel to camping spot.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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Unless you have a standard residential fridge it is not going to do a good job keeping your food cold if you load it up with warm food and drinks. For best results cool everything at home ( especially drinks) and load them cold into the cold fridge. If you buy warm drinks after setting up and put them in the fridge, it will take a long time to recover.

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:54 PM   #7
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:06 PM   #8
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I pre-cool the fridge with ice and ice packs the night before I turn it on. We buy the items we are taking before hand and cool them, if needed, prior to filling the fridge. The morning before we are to head out I turn it on with electric. That afternoon I load it. I do keep lots of the blue ice packs in the fridge and freezer. I cycle the ice packs out to the coolers. From the cooler, into the fridge. The ones that were in the fridge go into the freezer to freeze again before going into the cooler the next morning. Seem tedious, but its a quick way for me to keep cold ice packs to put in the travel coolers.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:19 PM   #9
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Before. We're itching to get to our destination and the last thing you want to do is go shopping. Prices at home are usually less expensive and you can't always find what you want.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:36 PM   #10
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BOTH. Will stock up on the staples but wait until there or almost there to get any fresh meat because I have lost to much meat/chicken in the past because the fridge was not as cold as it needed to be.

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